School: Templetown

Location:
Templetown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Charles D. Hearne

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Hidden Treasure - Jocose

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0870, Page 133

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Once upon a time there was a man and his name was John Murphy, and the people used to make a fool of him about money.

One night he and some other fellows started off to dig for treasure.
Some others and the fellows that were with him had it planned what they were to do.
So John and some others went off where they made out that the money was. The others got chains and sulphur and went off by themselves, and when they came to the field they began to rattle the chains and the light the sulphur and let on they were spitting it out of their mouths.
So the fellows that were with John used to say "begor, what's that rattling"? "Let them be off with them-selves he would say. "Oh, whats that rattling," again they would say. "It's coming near to us." So they let on to know nothing about

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Informant
Patrick Colclough
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Templetown, Co. Wexford
Language
English